Delisay's post got me to thinking. We already know how adament this board is when it comes to responsible breeding and breeding to fill a niche, etc. Ok, so I pose this question to you all. Let's take the Doberman, a fairly new purebred as far as time goes, and one that was bred for a specific purpose. Now, we've all seen the genetic decline this breed has taken in the last 20 years and someone once posted that it has been hypothesized that the Dobe will go extinct sometime in the next 25 years due to all the increasing and overwhelming health problems. Now, we have a decent idea of what dogs were used to first create this breed, though not exact as Louis Dobermann didn't keep very good records. The real question: Would it be A) ethical and B)worth trying to resurrect/recreate this breed? The Doberman 2.0 as it were...since we now know how to screen for all sorts of problems, do you think it would be possible to bring back the Doberman of old, but this time as a line relatively free from Wobbler's, heart problems and the overwhelming prevalence of bone cancers? As a general curiosity, I would love to see the results from this. The "Chaz" side of me is already going "we don't need more mutts!"